Isaiah 60

A Glorified Zion

1 "1Arise, shine; for your 2light has come, And the 3glory of the LORD has risen upon you.
2 "For behold, 4darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His 5glory will appear upon you.
3 "6Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.
4 "7Lift up your eyes round about and see; They all gather together, they 8come to you. Your sons will come from afar, And your 9daughters will be carried in the arms.
5 "Then you will see and be 10radiant, And your heart will thrill and rejoice; Because the 11abundance of the sea will be turned to you, The 12wealth of the nations will come to you.
6 "A multitude of camels will cover you, The young camels of Midian and 13Ephah; All those from 14Sheba will come; They will bring 15gold and frankincense, And will 16bear good news of the praises of the LORD.
7 "All the flocks of 17Kedar will be gathered together to you, The rams of Nebaioth will minister to you; They will go up with acceptance on My 18altar, And I shall 19glorify My glorious house.
8 "20Who are these who fly like a cloud And like the doves to their lattices?
9 "Surely the 21coastlands will wait for Me; And the 22ships of Tarshish will come first, To 23bring your sons from afar, Their silver and their gold with them, For the name of the LORD your God, And for the Holy One of Israel because He has 24glorified you.
10 "25Foreigners will build up your walls, And their 26kings will minister to you; For in My 27wrath I struck you, And in My favor I have had compassion on you.
11 "Your 28gates will be open continually; They will not be closed day or night, So that men may 29bring to you the wealth of the nations, With 30their kings led in procession.
12 "For the 31nation and the kingdom which will not serve you will perish, And the nations will be utterly ruined.
13 "The 32glory of Lebanon will come to you, The 33juniper, the box tree and the cypress together, To beautify the place of My sanctuary; And I shall make the 34place of My feet glorious.
14 "The 35sons of those who afflicted you will come bowing to you, And all those who despised you will bow themselves at the soles of your feet; And they will call you the 36city of the LORD, The 37Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
15 "Whereas you have been 38forsaken and 39hated With no one passing through, I will make you an everlasting 40pride, A joy from generation to generation.
16 "You will also 41suck the milk of nations And suck the breast of kings; Then you will know that I, the LORD, am your 42Savior And your 43Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
17 "Instead of bronze I will bring gold, And instead of iron I will bring silver, And instead of wood, bronze, And instead of stones, iron. And I will make peace your administrators And righteousness your overseers.
18 "44Violence will not be heard again in your land, Nor 45devastation or destruction within your borders; But you will call your 46walls salvation, and your 47gates praise.
19 "No longer will you have the 48sun for light by day, Nor for brightness will the moon give you light; But you will have the 49LORD for an everlasting light, And your 50God for your glory.
20 "Your 51sun will no longer set, Nor will your moon wane; For you will have the LORD for an everlasting light, And the days of your 52mourning will be over.
21 "Then all your 53people will be righteous; They will 54possess the land forever, The branch of My planting, The 55work of My hands, That I may be 56glorified.
22 "The 57smallest one will become a clan, And the least one a mighty nation. I, the LORD, will hasten it in its time."
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